Windom

Before and after school program

Windom Community School

BLC has been in Windom school since 2010. BLC offers a variety of cultural enrichment programs. Welcome, safe and inclusive before and after school program. Please check the catalog for more information.

BLC at Windom is located in the Media Center. Drop-off and pick-up are at door 8 (off the back parking lot). After school students come directly to our program from their classrooms.

Windom Community Center

Programs

We have four different sessions throughout the school year: Fall (August – December), Winter (January – March), Spring (April after Spring Break – June) and Spanish Summer Camp (June- July).

BLC’s staff is bilingual and bicultural and has extensive experience working with elementary school students in diverse populations. BLC strives to help and support not only students, but the entire community by offering parent and family workshops during the year. Diversity is celebrated and valued at BLC and it prepares our students for lives of social responsibility, active citizenship and academic achievement.

Before School Program

BLC’s morning care program runs from 7:30 - 9:30 AM Mondays through Fridays. Activities include games, physical activities, art and crafts, and homework time.

After School Program

BLC’s afternoon care program runs from 4:00 - 6:00 PM Mondays through Fridays. Each day the students are given an after school snack, and activities include games, physical activities, arts and crafts, and homework and reading time.

Enrichment Classes

BLC offers optional classes during our after school program from 4:30 - 5:30 PM. Classes vary by session (fall, winter, spring) and have included cultural cooking, art, guitar, Mexican dance, science, and sports.

programs

We offer many exciting programs throughout the school year, including:

This session is filled with energetic regional dances from all around Latin America: reggaeton, cumbia, and Latin pop music. The class teaches collaboration and leadership as students learn about Latino culture and have fun. Costumes are provided - there will be a presentation at the end of the session.

 

January 9th - March 27th 10 classes
Cost: $180.00 (pay full or pay three installments of $60 each)

Partnered with Phantom Chorus Theatre.

In this class, students will get a hands-on learning experience with puppetry, mime, and masks. Students will not only be exploring how to perform these different techniques but also how to create their own puppets and masks to use! Students will learn how to manipulate different styles of puppetry, the basics of mime and how to perform with only their bodies, as well as the exaggerated vocal and physical techniques of mask performance. At the end of this session, the students will have a performance showcase for parents. The lesson plan is designed to be inclusive of all ages and abilities. (This session will build on the things we learned in our fall session, but students are not required to attend the previous session to sign up for this one!)

 

January 3rd - March 28th 12 classes
Cost: $216.00

This class allows students to express themselves creatively through art projects. The students will learn various art styles and have a chance to express themselves. In this session, the class will include painting and drawing techniques, as well as other mediums.


January 4th - March 22nd 12 classes
Cost: $240.00

Partnered with Create MPLS.

Students will have opportunities to explore STEM skills in hands-on programs designed to meet their unique learning level and expand their knowledge.

 

In this class, they will build foundational technology skills, learn teamwork and problem solving, and will be encouraged to become more self-directed learners as they practice critical thinking, collaboration, engineering, and design.

 

K-12 STEM age-appropriate activities, utilizing Code.org, Scratch, LEGO Education products, SPHERO, VEX robotics, and drone building.

 

K-1st grade: January 5th - February 9th - 6 classes
Cost: $102.00

 

2nd-5th grade: February 16th - March 30th - 7 classes
Cost: $119.00

Partnered with MN Kali Group.

Students will learn exercise, cognitive fitness, focus, discipline, self-confidence, bullying prevention, and respect for self and others. This class provides a modern alternative to Karate and Tae Kwon Do schools, while setting students up for a lifetime of health and physical activity. The program consists of Muay Thai kickboxing, Kali stickwork and ghost boxing, giving students a great combination of both physical and mental fitness.


January 6th - March 24th 10 classes
Cost: $180.00

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Academic Support

One on One tutoring

One-on-one tutoring is available through BLC. Tutoring is offered October through May during the after school program by arrangement. We collaborate with the student’s teacher to assure that they reach their academic potential. Academic support is available in English and Spanish in the subjects of math, reading, and writing.

Grades K – 5th: Math, reading, & writing in Spanish or English

Tutoring sessions will start in October – May

Please contact us via email, info@blcenter.org to set up your schedule!

*Please sign up for tutoring at least one week in advance to allow time to find an instructor.